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    • jordan
    • 16.02.06 | 11:16 (IST)

    "Force is a necessary condition for the state's existence, but it is not a sufficient condition on its own." How true. The problem is a genuine one, and its interesting how it's so blatantly ignored by most within Israel. Just being there, in fact, tends to blind one to these tenous realities. Its as if the 'facts on the ground' of a thriving Tel Aviv with nice beaches and a good train system and lots of gourmet restaurants leads you to think 'all this arab crap is garbage, this is a nice coutnry..we just need to hold on as tight as we can'. In a way, that sentiment is still largely true. Israel's not going anywhere anytime soon (barring a catastrophic fallout from a conflict with Iran). The problem is that, in order to have our cake and eat it too, Jewish Israelis are going to have to continue instituting racist policies both inside and outside the Green Line. ...cont

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    First published 00:00 16.02.06 | Last updated 00:00 16.02.06
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